Nokia is well known for pushing out quick software updates to its smartphones. Since the brand offers a stock Android experience, it is easier for them to roll out updates faster than other OEMs. Face unlock is a feature most brands are offering in their smartphones these days. However, Nokia’s latest smartphones seem to lack it. The company has now officially announced that face unlock will be offered via an OTA to a few of its new phones.
The Nokia phones that will receive the Face Unlock OTA include:
The Finnish firm confirmed this via Twitter while responding to a user who asked whether Nokia 8 will receive the Face Unlock feature.
@deepalakshmii Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6, as well as the Nokia 8 will get face unlock as an OTA update in the coming months
— Nokia Mobile (@Nokiamobile) June 23, 2018
Currently there is no information about how Nokia intends to implement this feature though. It could be a part of the current authentication system via Smart Unlock. Or it can be a completely different technology via which the brand will provide this feature. As of now, Nokia has just announced the names of 4 smartphones that will be getting Face Unlock. It seems unlikely that older phones will be eligible for this feature.
We also know that the above phones will be receiving the Android P update, as Nokia had confirmed while launching them. So the Face Unlock feature might be clubbed together with the next Android update. It is commendable that Nokia is pushing out quick feature updates even for previously launched phones.
Let’s see how soon we get to see the Face Unlock feature in these Nokia phones.